I stayed at the DMCC for our Sorority's Founders Day celebration. Our group was the largest they ever hosted in the hotel. Needless to say...NO ISSUES! For a group of roughly 1,000 attendees, the Marriott staff did a phenomenal job hosting the event from the room preparation for the luncheon to the ease of valet service. The hotel shuttle gave us a ride to many locations in the area. Thanks to the shuttle, we were all able to "partake" in the menu at the restaurant we patroned. ;)
Rooms: Comfortable and cozy linen and bedding. The rooms were extra quiet considering the chatter and bustle going on in and around the hotel. The only issue was the lack of hot water in the morning. Understandable since (as they say) our group was record-breaking for their hotel. Perhaps they will have it corrected by next year :) Wifi was a bit confusing because the name of the SSID that was written on the hotel room business card was not able to be found. We were a bit occupied with the conference for many people to notice but I think the hotel needs to update the card.
Meals: The conference center had a wonderful meal of chicken stuffed with spinach and some kind of cheese, beef and a vegetarian dish. The conference center staff were very courteous and anticipated our needs.
Location: The hotel is actually located close to the major highways 40, 440 and US-1. Northgate Mall is around the corner for those last minute trips to the mall for a conference/event. Duke University is also very close to the hotel. The hotel lobby has an ATM so any last minute purchases or splitting the cost of the room (like we did) is convenient. Parking is available across the side street but the hotel validates tickets for you at the front desk.
OVERALL: I think this would be a great location to host a conference and for private events. It would also be great for a wedding because the lobby is positioned in a manner that hotel guests heading to their rooms or guests attending an event will not be fighting for an elevator. The conference halls/ballrooms and hotel rooms are on opposite sides of the hotel. Away from the bustle of Raleigh with plenty of parking, restaurants and activities in the area to keep attendees busy.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Durham Marriott City Center. Situated in downtown Durham, North Carolina, you'll love how our hotel and the city seamlessly blend the modern and the historic. Durham Marriott City Center is connected to the 44,000 square foot Durham Convention Center and adjacent to the beautifully restored Carolina Theatre. Minutes away from Duke University, Duke Hospitals, and North Carolina Central University, this modern hotel compliments the heritage and classic architecture found throughout the city. Designed for both the business traveler and family vacationer, our comfortable accommodations and outstanding Marriott service ensure a memorable and productive visit. Durham Marriott City Center is known for its helpful and knowledgeable staff that will ensure you get the most from your stay. Rooms at the hotel include Marriott's luxurious revived bedding package accompanied by high-definition flat screen televisions. ... more less
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